Thursday, May 16, 2013

Feed On God's Word Daily

But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. '" Matthew 4:4

The Bible tells us that God breathed into man and he became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)  It also tells us that all Scripture is God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16, NIV)  This means that when we read the Bible or listen to God's Word preached, we are imbibing the very breath of God.  That is why we can walk into church feeling tired, but leave feeling refreshed and energized. God's Word breathed life into our body!

Proverbs 4:22 tells us that God's words are "life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh".  So if we are feeling depressed or physically exhausted, we can double up on God's medicine.  We need to feed more on God's Word to increase the life and health flowing through our body. Jesus said that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.  If it is important to eat meals every day, how much more feeding on God's Word?  Jesus wants us to know that we need God's Word even more than our daily meals.  He made us, so He knows best what our bodies need daily.

So whatever we do, we need to remember to get our daily "feeding" of God's Word. We can choose to read the Word either in the comfort of our homes or in our offices during lunch break.  Listening to either the Word or sermons while driving to work or doing household chores is a very efficient way of feeding on the Word.  For the more visually oriented, watching DVDs is a solution.  Whatever the choice, we need the Word on a regular basis.

We cannot live when we stop breathing.  In the same way, we cannot live without the Word because it is the very breath of God which will energize us.

Scripture to Claim:
Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.  Jeremiah 15:16

Submitted by Deacon Seth Halbert

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